Job Title: Construction Trainer

Position Classification: Non-Exempt/ Full-time

Program: YouthBuild, Kansas City, Kansas

Wage: $48,000 to $52,000 a year

Mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of Greater Kansas City

United Way’s work focuses on health, education, and financial stability during the key times in a person’s life that affect their ability to reach their full potential:

Healthy Beginnings Healthy, thriving young children ready for school success.
Prepared Youth The next generation ready for career and life success.
Thriving Adults & Families Our region’s residents are financially secure and independent and are bolstered during tough times.

About the Company

Dynamic Workforce Solutions (DWFS) contracts with state and local entities to provide services that offer the communities we serve reliable workforce development and training solutions that result in talented, well-trained people positioned for tomorrow’s jobs. Our innovative approach to delivering services, passion for the work we do and commitment to ongoing quality have defined over three decades of exceptional results.

Our people feel they are part of something way bigger than just a job. We commit to delivering Extreme Customer service in order to provide outstanding outcomes for the people and businesses we serve.

Primary Objectives of Position: The Construction Trainer provides on-site, hands-on construction training and supervision of young adult trainees from diverse backgrounds who face one or more serious barriers to employment, such as being a high school dropout. Trainees are supported in the development of prosocial interpersonal skills and positive work habits, and learn essential construction skills while renovating, rehabilitating, or constructing affordable housing, and other such community-based projects.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Nature and Scope of Responsibilities:

Help to oversee all construction training and activities in the construction on job site(s) or the training shop, centered around the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, ensuring that trainees receive consistent and adequate skills training
Set and apply standards of conduct and appropriate behavior while actively assisting Trainees with effectively solving problems and resolving challenges
Ensure worksite safety through the continuous teaching and application of safety standards and procedures, teaching proper construction techniques.
As necessary, help identify private contractors or developers interested in collaborative partnerships with YBKCK, and that are willing to work with young adult construction Trainees, attending to the following tasks as such new partnerships are formed:Assessing potential construction sites
Assist in the managing of any bid processes and coordinate with subcontractors
Develop detailed construction plans and schedules
Coordinate and monitor the progress and quality of work
Order supplies and materials necessary for project completion
Track Trainee activities in a central MIS and in Trainee paper case files.
Assist with and adhere project plans and schedules.
Communicate with Trainees about work assignments, tasks, and training activities.
Assist with classroom and worksite construction training, providing consistent and relevant job-skills training while modeling appropriate behavior and problem-solving.
Model and enforce safety rules and procedures
Help develop and apply individualized teaching approaches that are appropriate for each Trainee’s needs and skills level
Help maintain material and equipment inventory, anticipate needs for training exercises, prepare material and equipment orders for approval
Help prepare construction classroom and shop or worksites for lessons and training exercises to optimize learning and to ensure acceptable levels of productivity.
Keep attendance records and report attendance to Construction Manager or Program
Keep the Construction Manager and other YouthBuild staff informed of progress, challenges and needs related to on-site construction work and training
Apply appropriate and uniform behavioral standards to ensure worksite safety, team harmony, and project stability. Document any disciplinary actions taken, to include counseling provided and specific interventions applied
Find positive ways to recognize and applaud appropriate and productive trainee behavior
Assist in the full and proper documentation Trainee achievements, skill attainments, program progress, and general behavior related to the construction training components.
In cooperation with appropriate leadership team members, coordinate YBKCK facility matters, which may include but is not limited to interfacing with outside vendors/service providers (e.g., janitorial services, security/alarm companies, the KCK Housing Authority); coordinate YBKCK vehicle maintenance and licensing; and maintain YBKCK shop equipment and tools.
Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Responsibilities:

Attend meetings, trainings or workshops related to job duties and as directed.
Represent the company and local organization with other public entities and partners in a positive, professional and ethical manner that meets DWFS’ extreme customer service standards and expectations.
Contribute to maintaining a safe working environment for staff, donors, guests, vendors, partners and participants.

Annual Goals: Achieve established goals for YBKCK grant, including teaching and training to the NCCER curriculum and attendant standards. Work with other designated personnel to ensure that YBKCK program goals and activities reflect, align with and contribute to the broader goals of the company and local organization.

Flexibility: Flexibility and emotional intelligence is a key attribute for this position. A willingness to take-on additional duties to ensure the success of the team is essential.


To be successful the Construction Trainer must be physically able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily, which includes manual labor tasks in the office or shop setting, or at indoor/outdoor job-sites. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Will work in a mixture of indoor/outdoor settings and environments, to include office, classroom, at construction worksites and performing community service projects. Conditions outdoors will vary according to the climate and season.
Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and listen.
Required to drive a motor vehicle in a variety of weather conditions and with multiple people in vehicle.
Will be required to reach, push/pull, stoop and climb stairs
Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or move objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms; and write.
Uses a keyboard, calculator, adding machine, or other devices to enter and transform words or data.
Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus, and read.
Noise level in this work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Education and/or Experience

Experience working with and coaching at-risk young adults from diverse populations and across differing socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
Experience and knowledge of residential construction, deconstruction/demolition, renovation, rehabilitation and general repairs.
Ability to interpret residential construction plans, and technical language from Federal, State, and County regulations.
Demonstrated dependability, maturity and initiative.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and serve as a role model.
Possess or be eligible to obtain a Class B Contractor’s License in both Kansas and Missouri.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher), and Adobe Suite software. Experience with reporting databases/MIS preferred.
Ability to handle crisis situations with minimal supervision.
Ability to work autonomously and as an integral part of a team.
Demonstrate genuine concern and respect for diverse cultures and populations served by YBKCK, always acting with tact and respect for participants’ backgrounds.
Ability to speak in public to promote the work of the program.

Core Competencies

Character: This leader models and follows established standards of conduct; displays honesty and integrity in every action and decision; is driven to achieve; is reflective and seeks authentic feedback; and is a committed lifelong learner.
Teamwork: This leader is an active listener; includes and engages others; is an effective facilitator; brings the “right” stakeholders into decisions and actions; and resolves conflicts respectfully.
Functional Skills: This leader follows organizational policies and standards; has effective technology skills; demonstrates effective business acumen; is mindful and effectively leverages resources; focuses on key metrics when making decisions; and is offers suggestions for program enhancements to generate desired outcomes.
Interpersonal Skills: This leader has effective verbal and written skills; practices a consultative approach, develops, coaches and mentors Trainees and other staff; is willing and able to have crucial performance conversations; and influences and inspires others.
Change-Leader: This leader’s work is aligned with the goals and objectives of the boarder organization; understands external trends and helps prepare the organization to respond to such; is seen as a change champion; is innovative; and is seen a thought-leader in their functional area and scope-of-work.
Additional Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license and adequate vehicle insurance coverage.

Diversity is at the heart of our business. It is key to our people’s passion for serving individuals and communities who seek to build a stronger workforce. We strive to create a work environment that provides all our team members with equal access to information, development and opportunity. Furthermore, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is deeply rooted in the values instilled by our Four Cornerstones and commitment to Extreme Customer Service. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring richness to our work environments. Such differences help us connect better with the workforce development needs of people we serve in our communities. We believe that attracting, developing and retaining a base of employees that reflects the diversity of our customers is essential to our success.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dynamic Workforce Solutions is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


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